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STC Craft Gift Guide and Special Holiday Giveaway

UPDATE: In the spirit of the holiday season, we've decided to extend the contest through Friday, December 23rd. We'll be picking three lucky winners that day at noon so after you've left a comment, be sure to tell your friends to enter as well!

Have you run out of time to make crafts for the crafty people in your life? Then keep it simple and treat them to a beautiful craft book. And while you're at it, leave a comment below and you will be automatically entered in our free book giveaway! Just tell us your favorite holiday craft—whether it's ornament-making, cookie baking, or making lavish handmade gifts. The contest closes next Wednesday, December 21, at noon EST. If your name is drawn, you'll win a book of your choice from our online catalog.

For those who love to make toys:
Knitted Dinosaurs & Wee Wonderfuls


For those who love to read about knitting (and make a few things too):
My Grandmother's Knitting & A Knitter's Home Companion


For sewists who want to take their stitches to the next level:
Stitch Magic & Sewing Basics


For knitters who want to take knits and purls to the next level:
Loop-d-Loop Lace, Reversible Knitting


For holiday crafters:
Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas
Crafting a Meaningful Home


For crafters on a budget:
PS I Made This and Repurposed Library


For crafters who want to make everything:
Bust DIY Guide to Life


For backyard enthusiasts:
The Complete Kitchen Garden & Beekeeper's Bible


For culinary crafters:
Home Made, Sugar Baby, Canning for a New Generation
For those who love to make children's clothing:
Oliver + S, Knitting for Baby, Vintage Baby Knits
For top-down knitters:
Custom Knits 1, Custom Knits 2, & Modern Top-Down Knitting
For weekend crafters:
Weekend Knitting, Weekend Sewing, Weekend Handmade
For procrastinators: Last-Minute Series


Reader Comments (151)

I always love getting the cookie making books around the holidays with every intention of making [baking] my gift, but I always run out of time.

But I did manage a handmade Christmas a couple of years ago with handbags, dolls etc made by me

December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDoris C

Oooooh, I love your books! How exciting. My favorite craft is sewing, mainly apparel for myself, but I've started looking at all the beautiful knitting books and can feel a new hobby coming on :)

December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

My favorite holiday craft is making Christmas cards with my kids. I wait until school is out, then we gather materials and stitch or glue or stamp to our hearts' content!

December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

Not too holiday oriented, but knitting a few gifts is always fun. I just finished an eye pillow for a gift exchange.

December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMerna

My favorite craft is always knitting, a great companion, especially in the Winter!

December 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkat

I love to bake holiday cookies. I've made cardamom cookies with a yummy orange zest glaze, and chocolate chip, espresso, and oatmeal cookies. Tonight, I'm going to make ginger snaps!

December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

These are fabulous books!

December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSelma Moss-Ward

I'd say my favorite holiday craft is knitting gifts!

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

My favorite crafts are quilt making and knitting. I rediscovered knitting after a break of (too) many years and enjoy it immensely. If my name is drawn on the 21st of December, my birthday ;-) I would love a knitting book that takes me "on to the next level" ;-))) Thanks so much for the offer.

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarola

I like to make Christmas ornaments. I have beads and paints ready.


December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelodyJ

I think that holiday baking is my favorite creation over the holidays. Everyone usually gets something handmade too but making a special sweet/savory bread that my family has done each year since I was a child is one of the traditions that I absolutely love.

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterApril

I love making gifts, usually by sewing. Making my daughters toys, my niece an elephant, etc. Fitting the right gift to the right person.

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTaryn

Any of these books would be a perfect present for my mum!

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie Knight

I always have great intentions at Christmas to sew and crochet lots of gifts, but usually run out of time. My favourite holiday craft is making cards.

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie Knight

Oh! It's impossible to choose just one of the books! My favorite holiday crafts vary between making presents, decorating, and baking. I loooove baking all of the special Christmas treats- sugar cookies to decorate, pumpkin bread, gingerbread cookies, etc. But I also enjoy making things for friends and family- knitting, cross-stitching, etc.
ammullins AT hotmail DOT com

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Marie

I love cookie baking and winter knitting! Thanks for the giveaway!

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

I love baking with my kids and knitting accessories for friends & family.

December 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

I am usually farther ahead in my knitted presents by now, but I'll still try to get some more done and sent off. I'll also probably try baking some chocolate gingerbread doughnuts (from In Jennie's Kitchen) this year. I love the knitted dinosaur book! I have two grandnieces who will NEED some knitted dinosaurs.

December 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvie

I love to pretend I will make lots of lavish crocheted gifts, but these days I usually end up with one big crocheted gift for one person, and then cookies for everyone else :).

December 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarie/Underground Crafter

Love your books. My favorite holiday thing is baking ridiculously large amounts of Christmas cookies. We then bag them or put them on plates to give out to all our friends. Each year, we try to make more than the last. It's a family activity. Would love that dinosaur book. Have never made a knitted dino before. I know a couple of little boys that would LOVE them.

December 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

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